Sam Smith says no to dating apps
Proudly gay British singer-songwriter Sam Smith says that cruising apps like Tinder and Grindr are doing more harm than good.
“No offence to people who go on Tinder but I just feel like it’s ruining romance, I really do,” he told Metro.
“We’re losing the art of conversation and being able to go and speak to people and you’re swiping people,” Sam added
The crooner also feels that we’ve all become much too concerned with looks over everything else.
“From my experience the most beautiful people I’ve been on dates with are the dumbest, so why would I swipe people who are ‘unattractive’ when I could potentially fall in love with them?,” he asked, adding “Stop Tinder and Grindr!”
The 22-year-old singer, who only came out as gay at the end of May ahead of the release of his acclaimed début album In the Lonely Hour, previously stated that he’d been unlucky in love and had never felt love before.
In the new interview, however, it appears that things could be looking up for the rising star.
“I’ve been on a couple of dates. I’m good at dates. I used to get really nervous but now I’m better. There is one particular guy that I’ve been on a few dates with. I like him but who knows?” he said enigmatically.
Sam’s hit single Stay with Me topped the UK Singles Chart and reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
He recently denied rumours that he would be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie, saying, “It was all news to me.”